A Missouri man was arrested Tuesday evening in Lyon County after a vehicle pursuit that began in Interstate 24.
Kentucky State Police say troopers clocked a car about 5 pm traveling at a high rate of speed on I-24 near the 48 mile marker. They attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the westbound driver increased speed and tried to flee. A few miles down the road, the driver took exit 45, then got back on I-24 going east.
Eventually the driver, 19-year-old Tajuan M. Davidson of St. Louis, stopped near the 46 mile marker and was arrested without incident.
Davidson is charged with fleeing or evading police 1st degree, wanton endangerment 1st degree, two counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer, speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, improper lane usage, failure to use head lights, and failure to maintain insurance on the car. He was taken to Caldwell County Jail.
Former Kentucky basketball coach Billy Gillispie says he is retiring, citing health concerns as he steps aside as coach at a Texas junior college.
The 57-year-old Gillispie said in a text message to The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday that he's been battling high blood pressure since the summer. The former Texas A&M and Texas Tech coach said he is following the advice of doctors by leaving early in his second season at Ranger College.
Gillispie was a rising star in the coaching profession after quick rebuilding jobs at UTEP and Texas A&M, leading to the Kentucky job in 2007.
He was fired after two seasons with the Wildcats before taking the Texas Tech job following a two-year hiatus.
The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have acquired star closer Wade Davis from the Kansas City Royals for outfielder Jorge Soler.
The trade was announced Wednesday at the winter meetings.
Davis will take over the ninth-inning role held by Aroldis Chapman, who became a free agent after the Cubs won their first championship since 1908.
The 31-year-old Davis went 2-1 with 27 saves in 30 tries and a 1.87 ERA last season. He spent time on the disabled with a forearm injury and was limited to 43 1/3 innings, but returned to pitch in September.
Davis has done especially well in the postseason and helped the Royals win the 2015 crown. In 27 1/3 postseason innings as a reliever, he has a 0.33 ERA with 39 strikeouts.
The 24-year-old Soler hit .238 with 12 home runs and 31 RBIs in 86 games last season. He missed almost two months because of a strained left hamstring.
Mangok Mathiang scored 15 points to lead No. 11 Louisville to a 74-51 victory over Southern Illinois on Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-10 senior got the Cardinals (8-1) off to a hot start as he scored the team's first seven points, and Louisville settled in from there, extending the lead to 21-4 in the game's first 8 minutes. In making six of nine shots, Mathiang finished two points shy of his career high in just 22 minutes.
As Southern Illinois (5-4) came to the Yum! Center with no one taller than 6-9, Louisville used its size to its advantage. The Cardinals blocked nine shots and outrebounded the Salukis 43-31.
Sophomore Deng Adel posted his first double-double for Louisville, as the 6-7 forward finished with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, besting the seven he grabbed against Boston College last February.
Sean O'Brien led the Salukis with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Mike Rodriguez added 15 points.
Roman Josi scored a power-play goal 1:04 into the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Viktor Arvidsson, James Neal and P.K. Subban also scored for Nashville, which ended a two-game losing streak.
Matt Duchene scored twice and Nathan MacKinnon also scored for Colorado, which has lost six straight.
At the tail end of 2-minute 5-on-3 advantage, Josi took a pass from Ryan Johansen at the top of the left faceoff circle and dropped to one knee as he fired a tiebreaking one-timer by goaltender Semyon Varlamov.